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Franklin Pierce University Names New Provost

Dec. 10, 2009

Dr. Kim Mooney

Franklin Pierce University has named Dr. Kim Mooney as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Dr. Mooney, a member of the Class of 1983, has served the Franklin Pierce community as the Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs since August 2008, and as the Acting President from January through June 2009.

Over the last 16 months, Dr. Mooney has offered her keen insight and guidance as the University community faced a number of key organizational opportunities including new University leadership, a successful NEASC accreditation review process and the expansion of several academic programs.

In announcing the appointment, Franklin Pierce University President Dr. James Birge said, “The skills Dr. Mooney has developed as an academician, her keen intuition demonstrated over the last 16 months as an academic and institutional leader, and her experience as an alumna and trustee of Franklin Pierce make her an ideal Provost for the University and a valued colleague for me.”

Dr. Mooney has shared a long history with the University beginning in 1979 when she first arrived on campus as a freshman. For the past seven years, Dr. Mooney continued her commitment to her alma mater in her role as trustee of the University. “The opportunity to work with President Birge and to serve my alma mater at this exciting juncture in its history is a unique honor,” said Dr. Mooney.

Dr. Mooney has enjoyed a distinguished career at St. Lawrence University. In addition to her role there as Associate Professor of Psychology, she served as the Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, and Special Assistant to the President for Assessment. Additionally, she has a long list of peer-reviewed publications and a history of writing many successfully funded grant proposals.

Dr. Mooney has decided to give up her tenured position at St. Lawrence University to help lead Franklin Pierce University as chief academic officer. She will have administrative oversight for the College of Graduate and Professional Studies, the College at Rindge, as well as the International Programs, the Marlin Fitzwater Center for Communication, the Monadnock Institute of Nature, Place, and Culture, the New England Center for Civic Life, the Frank S. DiPietro Library, the Conference Center, the Registrar and the Academic Services Center.

For additional information, including Dr. Mooney's Curriculum Vitae, please see the Office of the Provost page on eRaven web site.

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